Two Wärtsilä power plants to Ethiopia

Wärtsilä Corporation, Press release 26 March 2003 at 14:00 UTC+2

Wärtsilä has received two power plant orders from the Ethiopian Electric Power Corporation. The value of these deals is over EUR 24 million. The 35 and 12 MW power plants will be connected to the public grid. 

The larger of the two plants will be built in the town of Awash in central Ethiopia, at an altitude of 900 m. It will be powered by ten Wärtsilä 200 engines. The other power plant will be built in Kaliti, close to Addis Ababa, at an altitude of 2,500 metres, and will comprise four Wärtsilä 200 engines.

The turnkey power plants, which will run on light fuel oil will be in commercial operation after 4.5 months after the commencement date.

Wärtsilä is the leading global ship power supplier and a major provider of decentralized power generation systems and of supporting services. In addition Wärtsilä operates a Nordic engineering steel company Imatra Steel and manages a substantial holding to support the core business.


Eeva Kainulainen
Vice President, Corporate Communications
Wärtsilä Corporation
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